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Eminem is still using the word 'retarded' — why that's an issue

Thursday - 07/12/2017 10:07
Eminem and Beyoncé’s brand-new song, “Walk on Water,” uses a very dated word: retarded.

Eminem is still using the word 'retarded' — why that's an issue

Yahoo Lifestyle Elise Solé,Yahoo Lifestyle 18 hours ago 
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Eminem is under fire for a new song with Beyoncé that includes a slur. (Photo: Getty Images)
Eminem is under fire for a new song with Beyoncé that includes a slur. (Photo: Getty Images)
 

Eminem and Beyoncé’s brand-new song, “Walk on Water,” uses a very dated word: retarded.

The pair’s song, which was released in November, will be featured on the rapper’s ninth album, titled Revival, and features Bey singing the hook, “I walk on water, but I ain’t no Jesus/ I walk on water, but only when it freezes.”

Eminem then launches into a tirade about the pressures of fame, which includes the following lyric:

 

“God’s given me all this, still I feel no different regardless
Kids look to me as a God, this is retarded If only they knew, it’s a façade and it’s exhaustive.”

The lyric has not been a hit on social media — and Beyoncé isn’t off the hook.

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